Chia seeds have become one of the most popular superfoods of all time. Originally cultivated in ancient Mayan regions now known as modern-day Mexico, the word “chia” meant “strength” in their language. Dense in nutrients, it was considered a “runner food” becauses runners and warriors alike would eat the seeds to provide strength for long runs and battles.
In addition to providing all-natural energy, recent research shows the health benefits of chia seeds are even greater than previously realized. Benefits include promoting healthy skin, reducing signs of aging, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles, and more. Today, chia enjoys a strong reputation for its abundance of overall health benefits and its versatility.
Key Ingredients in Chia
The composition of chia is truly amazing, making its classification as a superfood well-deserved. When processed from a high-altitude, all-natural source, a single serving of two tablespoons provides:
●10x more Omega 3’s than salmon
●70% more fiber & 50% more protein than flax
●6x more calcium than milk
●Health boosting minerals such as magnesium and selenium
●600mg or ORAC antioxidants
Sourced from High Altitude
Unless Chia is processed from a high altitude source, it may be lacking in the key nutrients noted above. The most nutritious chia seed is grown in cool temperatures and high altitude, notably in Central America. Because chia is able to thrive in the unique growing conditions at high altitudes, it is pack in the Omega-3s and high fiber density.
Complex, Patented Milling Process
Traditional chia seed can create a clumpy or geletanious texture which has limitedthe use by reducing the functionality of the product in many recipes and beverages.Nutrology’s PC-10 Microfine Chia uses a patented process to grind the chia seed to a diameter of about 80-90 microns, thus creating an instantized powder that can be used in recipes, smoothies and your favorite beverage...even coffee! The process of grinding the seed into a instantized powder also increases the bioavailability of the Chia when supercharging your smoothies and recipes.
PC-10 is the only chia product that uses microfine chia. Available in both delicious original and peanut butter flavor, PC-10 Chia provides the flexibility to compliment your existing smoothie flavors, or provide the flavor itself.
Unless a product is packaged correctly from the manufacturer to you, the consumer, it will lose much of its nutritional value. Too many chia products do not package their produce using the vacuum sealed, nitrogen flushing process. This leaves oxygen in the bag, causing oxidation and destroying the product’s efficacy, and the product itself, in a short period of time. Have you been buying chia in a box or bag filled with air? The product likely has lost much of its ability to deliver nutrients to you.
Nutrology uses nitrogen flushing, which removes all oxygen within the content when packaging its PC-10 Microfine Chia. This preserves maximum freshness and effectiveness whether the product has been on the shelf for a day or a month, or longer.
Approved by both the FDA and USDA as a food. PC-10 Microfine Chia is one of the most versatile, nutrient-rich smoothie additives you can use to boost both your workouts and your overall health. Superfood indeed!
PC-10 Microfine Chia Very Berry Smoothie Recipe
Prep for your workout, or just power your day with this delicious smoothie recipe:
1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
¼ cup frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries
¾ cup chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk
1½ Tbsp honey or agave
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp PC-10 Microfine Chia
COMBINE all ingredients in blender, adding lemon juice to taste. Puree until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled glasses.
NUTRITION (per serving) 140 cals, 3.2 g fat, 0.2 g sat fat, 55 mg sodium, 27.5 g carbs, 20 g sugars, 5 g fiber, 2.2 g protein